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Dart River Jet - Funyak

4.8
25
Combining an exhilarating jet boat journey deep into the heart of world-renowned Mt Aspiring National park with a downstream 'Funyak' expedition. This is an experience not to be missed!

Combining an exhilarating jet boat journey deep into the heart of world-renowned Mt Aspiring National park with a downstream 'Funyak' expedition. This is an experience not to be missed!

Highlights

  • Get up-close with nature and explore untouched areas inaccessible by other means
  • Thrilling jet boating adventure in the spectacular wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park
  • 'Funyak' expedition to explore the glacial channels of the stunning Dart River and its hidden side streams, rock pools and impressive chasms
  • Enjoy beautiful views and a delicious picnic lunch in a true wilderness setting
  • No experience required!

Join Dart River Jet for an exhilarating journey like no other deep into the wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park.

Venturing up the pristine glacier-fed Dart River your expert jet boat driver skilfully negotiates the ever-changing channels and braids. This is a spectacular jet boating adventure including all the action of high speed turns and spins, as well as plenty of stops along the way to check out points of interest and learn about the magical Dart River Valley.

The next part of your expedition takes you downstream by inflatable 'Funyak' canoe to explore the glacial channels of the Dart River its hidden side streams, rock pools, and impressive chasms. 'Funyaking' is a fun way to travel, as well as a more intimate and hands-on way to explore this stunning wilderness area, safely guided by a skilled expert.

You'll stop at a beautiful, remote location along the way to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch surrounded by spectacular views before continuing downstream by 'Funyak' to 'Paradise'. From here your return journey is via a backcountry route through spectacular locations and scenery used in the famous Lord of the Rings movies.

Don't miss this unique day of exhilaration, adventure and discovery. Connect with the real New Zealand.

Adult $429.00
Child $329.00

What's included

  • Funyak (Kayak) experience
  • 45min high-speed Wilderness Jet boating
  • Return transport from Queenstown
  • Picnic Lunch
  • We provide: Life Jackets, Wetsuits & Booties (all mandatory) along with Spray jackets, Fleece tops & Dry Bags

Duration

  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Ex Queenstown: Check-in at The Station Building, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown
  • Ex Glenorchy: Check-in at Dart River Adventures, 45 Mull Street, Glenorchy
  • See Departure details in Notes.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 5
  • Minimum height is 1metre but may be increased to 1.2 meters in some conditions.

    Not suitable if you are pregnant or have back/neck injuires.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • *** PLEASE NOTE*** Bookme tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

    Departure Information:

    9:30am Departure:

    Ex Queenstown: Pick-up and drop-off transport location is at The Station Building, 25 Shotover Street. Check-in at 8:15am, departs 8:30am and arriving back in Queenstown approx. 4.15pm.

    Ex Glenorchy: Check-in with our team at Dart River Adventures, 45 Mull Street, Glenorchy at 9:15am



  • Age: Child is 5-15 years inclusive.

Available Bookings from 14 Jun to 27 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$329.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

25 reviews

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Andrew from United Kingdom wrote on 27 November 2022

Breathtaking

Exhilarating Jet boat ride up the glacier streams, great fun to paddle your own Canoe downstream and the best way to take in the breathtaking views of the New Zealand wilderness that are in every direction for the entire trip. Absolute must do.

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bobm2 from New Zealand wrote on 22 February 2024

Great Day out

This is probably the best (and cheapest by the hour) thing to do in QT. The Jetboat ride is fun and informative and the Funyak back down the river is great. Safety is at the front of their minds at all times, so no need to worry. All in all a great way to spend a day in the mountains and river. Recommend A++

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From Dart River Jet - Funyak

Kia Ora, Thank you for your lovely review! Our drivers train very rigorously to be able to provide this experience in a safe and enjoyable manner. Your compliments will definitely be passed on to the team. E mihi ana/Kind regards, Customer Experience Team

Lois Doty from United States wrote on 01 February 2024

Awesome, awesome, awesome

Gorgeous scenery ina wilderness setting, fun and attentive staff and well paced activities. Everything was well planned for a fun filled day, from check in, shuttle ride, picking up gear, the jet boat with just enough 360’s and last but not least the funyak. Don’t think twice, just do it!

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From Dart River Jet - Funyak

Kia Ora Lois Doty, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad to hear you had a great time on your Wilderness Jet and Funyak experience! The beautiful braided Dart River is not to be missed, with spectacular views up into the heart of the Mt Aspiring National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site. E mihi ana/Kind regards, Customer Experience Team

brendons3 from New Zealand wrote on 10 October 2023

Brilliant day out

I'd rate this as one of Queenstowns best adventures to do. What a fantastic team of guides and the trip itself is epic for families or individuals. Best day of my Queenstown holiday so far. Will be hard to best.

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From Dart River Jet - Funyak

Kia Ora Brendon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on your Dart River Funyak experience. We are pleased to hear that you had a great day out and thank you for reiterating our status as a Queenstown must-do! You review makes our hard work worthwhile and we are pleased that you have been left with memories of a lifetime. We hope you welcome you back to Glenorchy again soon. Kind regards/Nga mihi, Dart River Customer Experience Team

lizr3 from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2022

Highly recommended

We are a family of four (two young teens) and chose to book the jetboat and funyaks. We all enjoyed our day so much. The guides were knowledgeable and looked after us really well. I felt safe in their hands. The current of the river carried us nicely down stream without too much effort, it was so relaxing and the scenery is beautiful. Top tips: take drinking water as it’s not supplied at lunch and Pack bug spray because the sand flies still bite on a hot day. Don’t hesitate, just book because you won’t regret!

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From Dart River Jet - Funyak

Kia Ora Liz, Thank you so much for your great review of your Funyaks Experience with us. We're so pleased to hear yu enjoyed your trip with us so much. It sure is a special part of the country that we get to operate our tours. Maybe see you again some day. Nga mihi Olivia

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